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Democrats ask Trump administration to consult on refugee decision

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Two high-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to provide information on any plans to cut refugee admissions to historically low levels, saying Congress had not yet been consulted as required by law.
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Bernie Sanders just released a powerful ad for his healthcare plan featuring Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt

Bernie Sanders just released a powerful ad for his healthcare plan featuring Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled an ad pushing his new single-payer healthcare plan on Wednesday, using imagery and quotes from past Democratic presidents to sell the plan.
The video features former Presidents Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Franklin Roosevelt in addition to a handful of the 16 Democratic senators who are cosponsoring the bill.
"So I ask you to work with us at the grassroots level," Sanders says in the nearly three-minute ad. "Speak to your neighbors. Speak to your coworkers. Let us go forward and finally do what this country should have done a...
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Bernie Sanders's 'Medicare for All' Plan Can't Work, and Here's Why

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Single-payer fever is sweeping the Democratic Party, but many are resisting-and for good reasons.
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Bernie Sanders Introduces 'Medicare-For-All' Health Bill

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a Medicare-for-all public health system. A number of Democrats signed on to co-sponsor the bill, showing that the party may be embracing that position more firmly.
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Why Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed In Vermont

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about why Vermont was unable to establish a single-payer health care system.
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Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare plan

Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare plan

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WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled his "Medicare-for-all" healthcare plan Wednesday, alongside more than a dozen Democratic colleagues, including several potential 2020 presidential hopefuls.
Absent from Sanders' policy proposal that has been long-relegated to the fringe of the Democratic Party were members of the Democratic leadership, many of whom have kept their distance from the healthcare overhaul.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declined to endorse Sanders' plan during a press conference on Tuesday, noting that "there are are many different bills out there...
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Mueller Indicts New Name in Russia Investigation

Mueller Indicts New Name in Russia Investigation

More Robert Mueller moves: Prosecutors have charged an attorney they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe, reports the Hill. A document filed in federal court... Read more ...

Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back Obamacare

Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back Obamacare

A new regulation would open the door for less comprehensive, short-term plans. Read more ...

Trump is dragging Obama for 'failures' in dealing with Russia's election...

Trump is dragging Obama for 'failures' in dealing with Russia's election meddling and Putin

President Donald Trump is attacking Obama for his response to Russia's meddling in the US's 2016 presidential election. Senior Obama administration officials reportedly... Read more ...

Trump blames Obama for sparking Russia collusion claims

Trump blames Obama for sparking Russia collusion claims

President Trump lashed out at his predecessor Barack Obama on Tuesday and used the former president's own words to bolster the case that Trump's campaign didn't help Russians... Read more ...

Trump Claims He 'Never Met' Woman Accusing Him Of Sexually Assaulting Her In...

Trump Claims He 'Never Met' Woman Accusing Him Of Sexually Assaulting Her In Trump Tower

"Never happened!" the president tweeted. Read more ...

Banks are mulling a creative way to enforce gun control even if the...

Banks are mulling a creative way to enforce gun control even if the government doesn't make a single change

A New York Times columnist floated the idea of having banks and credit card companies cut business ties with retailers that sell assault weapons and accessories. Some finance... Read more ...

There's a specific reason why Trump leveled an unprecedented level of...

There's a specific reason why Trump leveled an unprecedented level of frustration toward the Russia probe this weekend

This past weekend, President Donald Trump fired off 14 tweets following the latest charges in the Russia investigation. Trump alternated between declaring his innocence... Read more ...

Mueller's office just unsealed a charge against a new player in the Russia...

Mueller's office just unsealed a charge against a new player in the Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office charged Alex van der Zwaan, a wealthy and connected Russian lawyer, with making false statements to the FBI. Van der Zwaan is accused of... Read more ...

The GOP tax law hit an important milestone in a new poll

The GOP tax law hit an important milestone in a new poll

A new poll from The New York Times and SurveyMonkey found that 50% of people surveyed approved of the GOP tax law while 45% disapproved. This is the first time the law has seen... Read more ...

Trump just had his wildest weekend in months

Trump just had his wildest weekend in months

President Donald Trump had one of his most rambunctious weekends in months. He went on a huge Russia tweetstorm. He was in Florida on the heels of the Parkland school... Read more ...